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Village and Mandal
Challapalli is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°07′00″N 80°56′00″E / 16.1167°N 80.9333°E / 16.1167; 80.9333Coordinates: 16°07′00″N 80°56′00″E / 16.1167°N 80.9333°E / 16.1167; 80.9333
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521126
Telephone code 08671
Vehicle registration AP16
Nearest city Machilipatnam
Lok Sabha constituency Machilipatnam
Vidhan Sabha constituency Avanigadda

Challapalli or Challapalle is a village and Mandal in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Challapalli is located at 16°07′00″N 80°56′00″E / 16.1167°N 80.9333°E / 16.1167; 80.9333.[1] It has an average elevation of 7 metres (22 ft).


According to Indian census, 2011, the demographic details of Challaplle mandal is as follows:[2]

  • Total Population: 58,705 in 15,864 Households.
  • Male Population: 26,885 and Female Population: 26,928
  • Children Under 6-years of age: 5,911 (Boys - 2,976 and Girls - 2,935)
  • Total Literates: 33,334

Challapalli village has a population of 15,423 in 2011.[3]

Challapalli Fort[edit]

The history of Challapalli Zamindars is unclear as it is not known whether they are hereditary rulers of the land or got the land from the then Nizam. The famous fort of challapalli was built in the 18th century as the capital of Devarkota Estate and the town developed around the palace. It remains as a great example of Andhra architecture to this very day. The last crowned monarch of Challapalli was Srimanthu Raja Yaralagadda Shivaram Prasad Bahadur Garu (1906–76). His children and grandchildren the Royal household continue to reside in the palace. Institutions are available for Distance Education

The first Anglo-Indian school by name Tims Excelsior English Medium School was established in the year 1976 by Henry Neville Tims in this little hamlet then. Unfortunately, it no longer exists now.


  1. ^ Challapalli at
  2. ^ Challapalle mandal at Our Village
  3. ^ Challapalle village at Our Village

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